Valdosta Daily Times

Rant & Raves

June 20, 2013

Rants & Raves for Thursday, June 20, 2013

VALDOSTA — Some citizens of old Wood Valley would like to say thank you  to the carriers who deliver the Times to subscribers. Thanks for early  delivery. Some of us take the paper to work and  share with others to read on their break. Thank you again.

Our soldiers go to war to protect our country and keep us as safe as possible. You have some nerve to comment negatively against them. You should try it but I bet you haven’t. Thank you to all our men and women who serve our country risking their lives. God bless them and keep them safe.

When the light turns green, you have an obligation to proceed on through the intersection even if you've been annoyed by someone honking their horn. To do otherwise is to impede traffic and violate the law. Whether you're blocking an intersection or blocking the left lane at or below the speed limit, we don't need vigilantes on our highways.

 I am more concerned about corporate welfare than what some poor person gets. Those fat cats have the best of phones and everything else and are still getting subsidies from the government. And I think all of you would be better off if you did not worry at all about what others have that you do not.

Maybe that family just wanted to enjoy a nice day at the park without being harassed by a church group? They knock on your doors, call your houses, and hand out “tracts” at the mall. That might have been the parents only day off to spend with their family. Can’t you guys just give everyone some space to breathe?

The Brooks County Sheriff needs to work more to keep DUI drivers off the road. I know of more than one that has had recent DUI's and they just keep on driving. I hope it doesn't take someone getting killed to get these people off the roads.

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  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 21, 2014

    I was appalled to see where the mayor blamed the current administration for not providing grants to fix the sewage problem because “we voted wrong.” These problems didn’t begin in 2009, they have existed all along every time the water flow exceeded the ability of the plant to contain flooding issues. My question would be how many grants were awarded for the necessary repairs when “we voted right”? Why hasn’t the problem been solved already?

    April 20, 2014

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    If zoning is there to protect the businesses and residents who are already there, why is the Lake Park elected officials wanting to approve a change that does not benefit the people who are already there? Shame on Lake Park mayor and council.

    April 17, 2014

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    Valdosta Daily Times, you have done a remarkable job in keeping our community posted about the waste treatment situation. Please look into our gasoline crisis situation. I just returned from Florida where I bought gasoline 20 cents per gallon cheaper than what is being charged in Valdosta. Something is wrong with this picture.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    I want to thank Brittney who has been my family’s favorite waitress at Cheddar’s since they opened their doors. Saturday night was no exception. She never lost her composure while I witnessed some crude treatment from the customers seated near us. Keep your head up.

    April 14, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 14, 2014

    VDT, please refrain from posting gun control comments. My son and I were at breakfast and he mentioned the low price of assault rifles at a gun show. I said that I was opposed to these. Two fellows overheard this and on their way out, the larger one said that I sounded like some the "communists" writing against America in the newspaper. He said that if were up to him I would be “lined up.” He got into a dilapidated Dodge pickup with anti-Obama, pro NRA, and a Baptist Church bumper sticker.

    April 13, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Friday, April 11, 2014

    It wasn’t  Remerton where  the rats were escaping to Azalea Drive, it was  from the raw sewage. At least  they are smarter than people.

    April 11, 2014

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    Thomas Jefferson said that we don't keep and bear fire arms for any other reason than to protect ourselves from tyrannical government action. That is why the liberals are trying to suppress Christians’ freedom of speech and why the government is trying to label gun ownership as a bad idea.

    April 10, 2014

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    The Swiss issue all adult men a firearm. Owning a gun does not condone, or create, violence. Lay blame on the person not the tool. If you really believe that banning firearms will end the violence you are sadly misled. All that will happen is law abiding people will not have guns and the criminal (who doesn't obey the law anyway) will.

    April 9, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    I don't know of any gun owners who fantasize about being "the good guy with a gun." Just when you think you have heard the most ignorant statement possible, along comes one that tops them all.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rant & Rave for Monday, April 7, 2014

    Monday, I observed a woman at Walmart getting into her car, with two boys around the age of 8, one of which seated a young infant on his own lap in the rear seat, not using his seat belt. As the lady began backing out, I jumped out of my car and asked her to put that baby in a car seat. Stupid! Please, parents, don’t have a kid, if you don’t care to put them in a seat belt, or wear yours.

    April 6, 2014

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